Crystal Pite

Canadians help celebrate Jacob's Pillow anniversary

This summer marks the eightieth anniversary of Jacob’s Pillow international dance festival. Every year thousands of people visit W…


Dance Communities Across Canada Celebrate Multiple Awards of Excellence

Montréal company Bouge de là received the Prix RIDEAU Touring Award for its work L’atelier/The Studio, during the…


Crystal Pite wins Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

Acclaimed choreographer and performer Crystal Pite, artistic director of Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM, has been awarded the fifth annua...


Short Stories about Me (and You) 

By Kaija Pepper The You Show Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM

Story ballets have been around a long time, and at their best they combine compelling characters with just the right amount of plot – not so much that you need to memorize a libretto beforehand, but enough to provide a clear arc of action.


Diverse Offerings

By Jocelyn Grossé Calgary’s Fluid Movement Arts Festival Fluid Movement Arts Festival

Calgary’s Fluid Movement Arts Festival, presented by Springboard Dance, included New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and emerging Calgary-based and Western Canadian choreographers.


Also the Light of Laughter and Connection 

By Kaija Pepper “Dark Matters” Crystal Pite, Kidd Pivot

These are the images I keep returning to from Crystal Pite’s “Dark Matters”: a wooden puppet kneeling devoutly; a lighting rig dangling precariously from the flies above the stage, which is in chaos; Jermaine Spivey’s bright split-leg leaps; and Pite’s careful sewing up of Peter Chu’s chest, her slender fingers pushing the (imaginary) needle in and out.  

Dark Matters

Tomorrow, Dance Victoria proudly presents Kidd Pivot in the West coast premiere of Crystal Pite’s new work Dark Matters.


Luminato Dance: The Canadians 

By Michael Crabb “Tono”, “Skin Divers”, “The Second Person” Sandra Laronde, Red Sky Performance, Dominique Dumais, The National Ballet of Canada, Crystal Pite, Nederlands Dans Theater

For ten days in early June Toronto goes crazy for culture; sort of. That’s when Luminato, the city’s much-vaunted, robustly sponsored “festival of arts and creativity” saturates the scene with a multi-disciplinary cornucopia of offerings aimed at boosting the cultural image of Toronto’s as a “world-class” city.  


Bodies: Concrete, Multiple and Diffuse - Part 2 

By Megan Andrews, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté Festival TransAmériques 2009  Festival TransAmériques

For the 2009 edition of the Festival TransAmérique in Montréal, Philip Szporer, Marie Claire Forté and I each contributed impressions and reflections. Here’s Part 2.